The oddity that drips from carnival rides and games of chance spark curiosity in the self-proclaimed ordinary, but after a mature and purposeful tour, it appears the anomalies provide only one lead into solving the mystery of the Chenango County Fair.
What is the enigma that gives the fair a culture all its own, a culture that is so appealing to the masses?
According the people who appreciate it, itís everything. Itís the kids, itís adults, the games and the food; itís the rides, slides, and animals too; itís workers and displays; the volunteers and the cheers. The fair is all the colorful characters that come from us; the people are the spectrum that create the spotlight.
Carnival worker Daniel Youngs from Poland said he knows without a doubt what makes his job a wonderful experience. ďThe people,Ē said Daniel Youngs, who operates the water gun shooting range. ďJust their faces Ė putting a smile on kids faces Ė itís what we are here for, the amusement.Ē